May 19, 2014

Scenes from the May 10 Recapture Canyon ATV protest ride in Blanding, Utah. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman organized the illegal ride into areas closed to motorized vehicles, rich with archaeological sites and sacred to Native American tribes to protest what he called the jurisdictional creep of federal land agencies. Family members of Cliven Bundy, the scofflaw Nevada rancher, showed up along with other Bundy supporters, many of them armed. 

I tagged along, and wrote about it for High Country News. 

All photos by gin+gelato/Jonathan P Thompson

February 11, 2014

Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels installation near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Holt — one of the West’s great land artists — died last week at age 75. 

Photo by Jonathan Thompson/gin+gelato

June 25, 2012
Rocks #2. Butler Wash, Utah.
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Rocks #2. Butler Wash, Utah.

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June 25, 2012
Rocks #1. Butler Wash, Utah.
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Rocks #1. Butler Wash, Utah.

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June 20, 2012
Mexican Hat, Utah and San Juan River
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Mexican Hat, Utah and San Juan River

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June 11, 2012
Road Crush. Comb Ridge, Utah.
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Road Crush. Comb Ridge, Utah.

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May 31, 2012
Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Navajo Nation, Utah.
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Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Navajo Nation, Utah.

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May 23, 2012
Bottle Pile and Trading Post, Ismay, Colorado, May 2012.
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Bottle Pile and Trading Post, Ismay, Colorado, May 2012.

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May 23, 2012
Gin and Gelato as an old ghost in the desert. Self portrait, Utah, May 2012.
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Gin and Gelato as an old ghost in the desert. Self portrait, Utah, May 2012.

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May 20, 2012
Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Utah. May 2012.
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Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Utah. May 2012.

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